The Awards

Selection Procedure

Nominations so received will be placed before the Advisory Committees of the two awards and the Advisory Committee will prepare a shortlist of upto ten titles for each award.

The recommendations of the Advisory Committees will be forwarded to the respective Selection Boards. The recommendations of the Advisory Committee will normally be accepted by the Selection Board. However, if the Selection Board has a difference of opinion on any issue, it retains the right to either refer back the recommendations for review or call a joint meeting of the Selection Board and the Advisory Committee and take a final decision.

The Selection Boards will make the final selection and forward their respective recommendations to the Governing Board. The recommendations of the Selection Board will normally be accepted by the Governing Board. However, if the Board has a difference of opinion on any issue, it retains the right to either refer back the recommendations for review or call a joint meeting of the Selection Board and the Governing Board and take a final decision.

High standards of excellence will be maintained in the selection of literary works for the awards. However, if in any year the Selection Board is not convinced about the high merit of shortlisted entries, the Board may decide not to award any of the shortlisted works. Eminent authors and scholars are members of the Advisory Committees, Selection Boards and the Governing Board of Kusumanjali Foundation.